Thanks for checking in with us for our summer update. Our clients have been keeping us very busy the past couple months! We've had some awesome adventures filming videos, which have taken us everywhere from dark caves to high-class hotels, beaches, deserts, and everything in between. It's also been an exciting couple of months because we recently added Shane Zelm to the JNP team as our Marketing/Creative Director! Shane has been a huge help so far (not to mention a super fun guy to work with) and having him here has really helped us to take our productions to the next level! We've also been working with local legend "Rock and Roll" Randy Strain of JRS Productions. Randy has been contributing some awesome lighting setups to our shoots and also shooting TONS of pro still photos for our clients while on site! Not to mention he has saved our behinds on some electricala issues numerous times (thanks Randy)!
First off, our VERY FIRST short film entitled "Life" (screenplay Charlie Ricks and Christopher Bradley) was released to the web on Friday, July 22nd. We are so excited to be tapping into this new medium. Filming for Charlie Ricks is like filming him doing his art, as life, and we definitely had some good times pushing the boundaries of "the norm" while creating the shots and trailer for this video. Check it out by clicking here. To see the lengths we go to to make our clients' visions come to life, check out the trailer here where we literally disrupted some 5 o'clock traffic with our film crew to get the point across. Shhh!
Next up was rock goddess Christine Rage's video for her new single "Rock the House" which is the title track off her new album, available online and in stores now. We had a lot of fun on this shoot, with special thanks to Andaz hotel and Brick by Brick for letting us film on their properties. This video is due to be released this Friday so be sure to check back for it!
As I speak Joe is clicking away on the early stages of editing for Simple Mantra's single "Cluster" off their debut album. Simple Mantra is definitely an up-and-coming group, the vision of pro keyboardist and songwriter Bill Moore paired with the sultry poetic vocals of frontwoman Chelly Mantra. The band is comprised of pro-level stellar musicians and we can't say how much we truly enjoyed working with such a talented and on-the-ball group. We did some on-location 5am shooting in Ocotillo Wells, CA along with some more intimate shots in their private studio. We've got a few "tricks" up our sleeve on the editing for this one, so definitely check out the song on their website and be sure to check back on the video for this one around the end of August!
Coming up on the horizon we're lookng forward to a fun and energetic shoot with NOLOC Records' premiere gospel group BJWH & Change. This group has been singing together since 1993 people!!! Being that Joe & I are both from Detroit, we have a special love for gospel groups, and what we've heard so far from this one is pretty amazing! Plus they have been so pleasant and professional throughout pre-production, so we're really hoping to knock it out of the park for them and create a video they'll love to share for years to come...
If you've been following us from the start you know that our first couple years at this were full of trials, tribulations, and a lot of lessons learned! But we are so thankful to EVERY SINGLE ONE of our clients that have seen us along the way and trusted us with their projects (a special shoutout to Mr. Charlie Ricks-- Holla)! Now that we've expanded our team and had our share of horror stories we really seem to have caught our stride lately and the response from you all has been overwhelming and amazing. Your support has allowed us to switch over to JNP as our full-time gig instead of just an idea, and we look forward to repaying you with nothing but awesome videos.
Our principals have not changed:
1) Understand YOUR vision and work with you to bring it to life.
2) Keep our vids in a price range that won't break your bank!
3) Make killer videos that help take your band/group/song to the next level.
That's all folks!
Until next time,